Early Prediction of Ongoing Hemorrhage in Severe Trauma: Presentation of the Existing Scoring Systems


Emergency Department, Liege University Hospital, Domaine du Sart Tilman, Belgium



Early prediction of ongoing hemorrhage may reduce mortality via the earlier delivery of blood products, adequate orientation of the patient in a dedicated highly specialized and trained infrastructure, and by earlier correction of acute traumatic coagulopathy. We identified 14 scores or algorithms developed for the prediction of ongoing hemorrhage and the need for massive transfusion in severe trauma patients.